Written December 03, 2012
Disclaimer, I walked out 35 minutes into the actual film. I walked out 1 hour from the start of the previews. It was ridiculous.
Anyway, they need to rename this "Everything in the world, no matter what liberal's policy led us to economic disaster is all G.W. Bush's fault." It's a pathetic attempt to support the narrative by Obama and Hollywood liberals, (or as I like to call them -Anti-Americans), that Bush dug such a big hole, that a bigger hole needs to be dug in order to save the Republic. I had to walk out. It was 30 minutes of two losers walking around, smoking and doing heroine(while Bush and Obama talk about bank bailout), people playing poker whilst listening to Bush talk about the bank bailouts, a corporate type mob boss talking to Brad Pitt about setting things straight(while listening to Bush talk about bank bailout, or Obama heroically trying to fix what he inherited), or a Mob leader driving, listening to Bush talk about bank bailout. Pathetic.
Written May 27, 2016
Interesting would be my first assessment. Not my kind of movie but well written. Although I saw a continuity error in the first scenes with the Australian eating a ice cream one second and the next shot when should still have it's not there. Kept talking about place in around the Boston area. But didn't seem to be filmed in Boston at all. Bostonese type expressions like "this after" veiled or finally toned down Boston accents. Set in 2004 but we had a 1973 Buick Riviera, and 1970 prox Oldsmobile Tornado, and early 1980s Cadillac DeVille??? A scene that looked like is was filmed in a hall of Omni Parker House in Boston. Just odd that all. But other than those observations not a bad movie.
Written September 04, 2015
My husband and I left after 40 minutes. I was ready to leave after two minutes. Nonstop profanity. Bad plot. Brad Pitt wasn't even in it for the first 20 minutes and from what I was, wasn't award worthy.
Written May 02, 2016
Movie took forever to get going...in fact it never "really" did. Great characters and wonderful acting but story too slow. I blame the demise of what could have been a cult favorite because of the interesting characters on the director. Somebody please call Quentin Tarantino.
Written May 03, 2016
The trailer for this film makes it look like a free-for-all meltdown of criminal missteps that Brad Pitt comes in to clean-up with very large guns. In reality, this is a talking head movie that has what little action there is capsulized in brief, hyper-violent nuggets compressed between LONG stints of getting to know our notably-predictable rogues gallery, warts and all. It’s the longest (and driest) episode of The Sopranos ever. Fortunately, I generally like talkey films (it’s what I’ve come to appreciate in this era in lieu of actual storytelling). The film also rises above its stereotypes with great acting and a narrative that symbolically ties the capitalism and corporatization that runs - and ruins - our country into the actions of gangsters. This was all pretty cool. Well, until the hammer-driven sermon of the last five minutes. That was just preachy. All in all, a decent start